A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

March 10, 2015

She's Got Legs...

Dress-Simply Be (Similar), Shoes-(Old)(Similar), Necklace-BaubleBar, Sunglasses-Similar




As a teenager there weren’t many plus-size women for me to look up to or aspire to be. I poured over pages of fashion magazines, television, movies and barely saw one soul who looked like me. There were only a few plus-size women in the limelight and recognition came in the form of a magazine celebrating their weight loss. I mean everyone I knew was on a diet, shouldn’t I have been too. So I formed a rather unfortunate sense of self-loathing. I couldn’t find one thing to love about my body at the time. I fondly refer to that period of time as the wasted years.

When I went to college it was revolutionary for me. I formed an entirely different relationship with my body and learned how to accept me for me. One day when I was wearing shorts my friend told me that I had amazing legs, I shrugged it off and said thanks. I never thought about it at all. But I did start a slow process of admiring my legs. I spent time looking at them and realizing how much I liked the way my legs looked. Though it took time, I recognized that I was completely in love with my legs and that’s okay. It’s okay to love yourself, it’s okay to want to show off your favorite part of yourself to the world. It’s okay when people ask you what part of your body is your favorite for you to have an answer.

Slowly but surely I gravitated towards wearing things that highlighted my legs and put them on display. I love this dress from Simply Be (I unfortunately think it sold out already). I love the swingy feel of the dress, the bright colors and I really love how it shows off my legs! My mother always said if you’ve got it flaunt it. So I do.

What part of yourself do you love to show off in clothes? 

J


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  1. Legs for days, honey! You look great. I love the confidence you exude in each outfit, and this pretty floral number is no different. I too like showing off my legs. I've grown to love my "big pretty legs" as my grandmother says, lol. Also, my shoulders. The older I get, the more I love to flaunt them. Hubby is a fan too, so it's a win/win! ;-)

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you Whitney! You do have great legs! And you are right that is a win/win! I love showing off my legs and I am so much more appreciative of being able to!

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  2. You look so chic and cute. Love that dress on you.

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    1. Thank you so much Alissa! I appreciate that!

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  3. I love this dress and you certainly do have fabulous legs! I just have a big'ol booty, lol!

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    1. Your booty is fabulous! You are fabulous! Thank you Style Sister!!

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  4. I love this dress! Well the whole outfit is on point lol I love showing my legs too!

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    1. Thank you so much Teena! I think it's fun to flaunt your legs if you got them!

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  5. I though I had great legs, then I saw all the cellulite I had in the back. Now I'm living in pants :(

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    1. I have plenty of cellulite, I just won't let it ruin my day. Thank you so much for leaving a comment.

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  6. Duh! You said the part I love right? Okay, I'm kinda loving my shoulders and clavicle.

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    1. I think the shoulder/clavicle area is such a underrated sexy area!

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  7. You know I think your gams are the greatest thing ever! I love this dress on you. I love my hips.

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    1. You are bae! I love you! And your hips are amazing!

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  8. I looove this dress! It has such a great early springtime vibe! Personally I really like my freckles, so I'm happy to let my arms and shoulders be seen when I can, then if it's too cold I let my hips take the spotlight. Glad to have found your blog. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Lydia! I appreciate that. I felt springy in this dress too! Secretly I was willing spring to happen! I love that you have so many favorite parts of yourself! That's amazing! I hope you continue to read and enjoy.

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